July 19, 2018
REDDING, Calif. —
The first two positive results for West Nile virus have been found in mosquito samples gathered in the northern Anderson and central Redding areas according to the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District.
The district is asking people to drain standing water in an effort to limit mosquito breeding areas.
“Despite knowing that West Nile virus will be in Shasta County at some level for the foreseeable future, it is important that residents take these indicators seriously and do what they can to prevent mosquito bites,” Peter Bonkrude, District Manager of the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District said in a statement.